Rovers boss Micky Mellon gave his overall verdict on the Bristol Rovers draw to local media after the clash on the Wirral Peninsula.
Micky touched on both the positives and negatives he took from the game and praised the attitude and effort of the players in an honest and open interview after the full-time whistle.
"It was a really hard-fought game, two teams going at it to get the victory, I don't think there's any doubt about that.
"We've got the lead and we should have made it two, that's not a criticism that's just what's got to happen if you're going to win these games where the margins are small.
"Both 18-yard boxes are where the game counts really, it's about two 18-yard boxes. We had the opportunity to make it two and if you're going to win these games you've got to take that. Then at the other side, I'm disappointed that the ball has bounced twice in their 18-yard box, their guy has taken a couple of touches and still been able to put it in. Those are the moments that you have to get right and we didn't. They're two key incidents.
"We understood that they were going to have an overload because of the system that we play and we didn't get caught up in that really, we knew we'd have to get them on a different area of the pitch.
"It was a really tough hard-fought game, of course, we knew that we really needed to try and win the game, like I said before the game when someone asked me if it was a must-win game, they all are and they always are for Tranmere. Every time that you play a game it should be a must-win.
"I couldn't fault the players for attitude and effort, maybe we could have passed it better at certain times but they kept fighting and kept battling, considering all that we've gone through in the last couple of weeks the players that we've lost and the things that have gone against us, it shows the character of the team.
"They're still fighting and we will keep on going."
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